Banned football fans ordered to hand over passports to police

PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 June 2019

File photo dated 22-03-2019 of England's Harry Kane. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday May 31, 2019. Appears to have earned the place as the back-up striking option to Kane and enjoyed another fine season on the south coast with the Cherries. See PA story SOCCER Nations League England. Photo credit should read Nick Potts/PA Wire.

File photo dated 22-03-2019 of England's Harry Kane. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday May 31, 2019. Appears to have earned the place as the back-up striking option to Kane and enjoyed another fine season on the south coast with the Cherries. See PA story SOCCER Nations League England. Photo credit should read Nick Potts/PA Wire.

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Dozens of banned football fans have been ordered to forfeit their passports this week ahead of England’s trip to Portugal for the UEFA Nations League finals.

Gareth Southgate's Three Lions take on Holland on Thursday in Guimaraes - but some fans are prohibited from making the trip to Iberia.

More than 60 people in Avon and Somerset are subject to Football Banning Orders (FBO), meaning they are not allowed to travel overseas when England are playing abroad.

People with FBOs are instructed to hand in their passport by Monday, with those who fail to do so set to be visited by police and possibly arrested.

Disorder has marred recent England away games, but police and the Football Association hope to crack down on the problem.

Chief Inspector John Holt said: "We will not tolerate any football-related antisocial behaviour or violence and will deal with it robustly."


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